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What jobs are in Health Information Technology?

The healthcare industry has evolved to meet the demands of today’s patient care needs. Amongst the areas affected by these changes is the health information technology industry. The reason? One of the biggest drivers behind recent changes has been the industry-wide transition to the electronic medical record (EMR), sometimes called an electronic health record (EHR). 

What’s the Best Nursing Degree to Get?

  With the nursing industry booming, we get a lot of questions about the best nursing degree to pursue. Because going into nursing is already such a personal choice, we cannot answer that question for you. However, we can lay out some key distinctions that may help you choose the education that best satisfies your […]

New White Coat Ceremony for Dental Assisting Students

  Northwestern College is always looking for new ways to honor our students and assist them with the transition into the profession they have chosen. Thanks to Dental Assisting Program Director Carol Wooten, Northwestern College has initiated a White Coat Ceremony to acknowledge and honor its Dental Assisting students as they complete the lecture classes […]

Radiologic Technology Degrees

What can you do with a degree in radiologic technology? We’re glad you asked about the outlook for those who graduate with a degree in radiologic technology, as this field presents exciting career opportunities. A lot of your career opportunities come down to your education and training background. The good news is that no matter […]

Picking a Program: In-Demand Education & Training

A higher education is important to your career success; however, not all programs are created equally. Some require more lectures and labs, while others provide more post-graduation opportunities for employment. Although post-graduation employment shouldn’t be your only criteria as you evaluate education programs or certificates, job outlook should remain a key consideration. After all, you […]

Why Become a Nurse?

Nursing is a rewarding career that can make you really feel good about yourself and the work you’re doing – work that you can do in a variety of locations (some that you might never guess).

Northwestern College Introduces Bachelor’s Program in Health Information Management

Making healthcare information accessible to physicians, facilities and all providers involved in patient care is a necessity that gave rise to the health information technology (HIT) industry. HIT, in turn, has created the need for a way to effectively manage an organization’s information systems. That is the responsibility of health information management (HIM). Northwestern College […]

How Unscrupulous Physicians in Illinois Profit from Misuse of Medical Coding and Billing

Although physicians are not required to swear the original Hippocratic Oath, written in 500 BCE and detailing a moral code of contact, they do vow similar sentiments. The modern version essentially states to “do no harm” and also consider patients’ social and financial well-being when treating them. Unfortunately, there are unscrupulous physicians out there who […]

How Dental Health Can Affect Heart Health

When a person has periodontitis, advanced periodontal (gum) disease, the mouth is like a battlefield. Millions of bacteria are fighting their way in, taking shelter in the soft tissues of the gums. Then, they fire their nasty, infectious strains through the blood stream. Initial losses include teeth, which may fall out. Unexpected victims, however, may be […]

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